I have a Dell Dimension Desktop and keep downloading and deleting programs (typical novice!) and I'm wondering whether it is worth looking at a registry cleaner (I already have CCleaner, AdAware and AVG)?
Any advice around maintaining my pc would be appreciated,
I would suggest that if you are going to use a Registry Cleaner then you should backup the Registry first.
Ccleaner gives this option but ERUNT click here offers a very quick service and the ability to simply click on the backup to reinstall in the event of a problem.
The ERUNT package also includes an optimiser (NTREGOPT) in the event you feel this is necessary - I have never used it so cannot advise on its efficiency.
I`m probably preaching to the converted, but DO NOT run more than one anti-virus on your PC or it may well give you major problems. You have AVG which is pretty good. As for other protection, I presume you have a decent firewall and other anti-malware scanners.
Just a word of warning though,there are a lot of nasty programs out there carrying unwanted sponsors or worse.If in any doubt about a download,come back to us and we maybe able to advise you of the risk or if its a safe download.